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Hello from Malaysia
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Another visa run, this time to Prince of Wales Island, or Pinang, according to the natives. The country with the flag that looks almost as the American one, or rather the one that would already be appropriate for America, considering the great number of mosques there. One star and a moon sickel. Rotten luck, fellows, the copyright belongs to the Malayans. You might invade them.
I have to admit, after about half a year in this forum I'm a bit infected with paranoia too and was scared to travel to a Muslim country. One avoids garbage bins for the bombs and looks anciously around for burquaed women yelling something like 'Allahu Akbar' and 'slain the infidel' in their language, so far, nothing happened. Just a mini horse attacked me when I visited Fort Cornwallis in the morning. Don't know whether it's the same English hero who dispatched quite a number of brave Americans. Unbelievable, whereever you travel to, you find some familiar people. On an old graveyard next to my hotel I found Miss Leonowens, that's the lady of 'Anna and the King'. Huge memorials could those British colonials afford, and beautiful ones.
Georgetown itself is beautiful in a relative way, and a paradise for backpackers. Hotels from a Euro a night and so. Mine is a bit better, I know the additional costs for lice spray and athlets foot and stuff. Outside this cafe are three Endurobikes with German number plates, the guys have been on the road for more than a year. We joked a bit around hat they cannot go back because the technical evaluation for the bikes is overdue in Germany, down here nobody cares. Strange vehicels are on the roads here, most of them I haven't seen before. Malayan brands, 'Proton' and so. Drove around on a bicycle riksha the morning, that feels a bit unsafe in the heavy traffic.
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#2
How long does your vist last, before you are forced to head south for a renewal. Georgie-Porgie once told me but I forgot. Is it worth the hassle?
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quadrat Wrote:Malayan brands, 'Proton' and so. Drove around on a bicycle riksha the morning, that feels a bit unsafe in the heavy traffic.

Proton owns Lotus:
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They used to own Lamborghini and were responsible to a degree for the development and release of the Diablo before VAG bought the brand and released the Murcielego.
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#4
Nice place for a visa run. I did it in October 2004, by train from Hua Hin to Butterworth, then took the ferry to Penang. Spent two nights in the hotel, as I recall. I hope you get a nice B or O visa; at least 60 day single entry tourist visa for your trouble.

I didn't see many sights (the Protons look nothing like a Lotus, but there's a cute two-seat roadster whose name I forget). Everybody speaks English (the advantages of being colonized). I had beef dinner at the Soho Restaurant, and a butchy waitress started to set me up with a Thai female hooker whose opening line was, "You can't afford me!" But the Thai girl tried to set me up with......no kidding...two Thai katoey. I left early.

Enjoy Penang.
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#5
You mean to tell me that you have to go through this entire process every 60 days?
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#6
It's effectively 90 days because the Thai immigration extends the tourist visa for a further 30 days. No trouble, I like to travel from time to time. Next time first class to HK. Never flown first class yet, but considering the costs (just 16,700 Baht or about 350 Euro) I gonna afford it.
Ran in a bit of problem yesterday because my passport was not stamped at the Malaysian immigration, at the same time our flight arrived, one from Kuala Lumpur came down and I just followed the crowd on the airport and did not see any immigration counter. Domestic flights are not checked, obviously. So, back to the airport and getting the stamp. An Indian service cares about everything and they do a fine job. Was not alone with this problem.
Saw a lot of shemales last night, but not a single female whore. Could it be possible that this country bans only female prostitution?
Funny language. Can anybody figure out what 'kwik', 'lif', 'polis' mean? Saw a lot more words adapted from English and German. Figured out a few more local car brands, 'Perodua' and 'Gangri'. Doesn't sound healthy.
Lamborghini belongs to AUDI now.
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quadrat Wrote:Lamborghini belongs to AUDI now.

Yes I know.

Seabird Wrote:They used to own Lamborghini...

If you want to get technical though, they are really owned by VAG, which Porsche now has a majority owned stake.

And speaking of stakes, I expect Dr. Ferdinand Piech to put one squarely through the heart Lambo pretty soon now. :lol:
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Not yet the majority, somewhere in the twenty percent. The state of Lower Saxony resists. Anyway, is it not peculiar a small maker that produces 10,000 cars a year should own the fourth largest manufacturer in the world? That owns VW, Skoda, Seat, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti to name just a few. Now they overtake MAN and Scania too. Of course, the families behind Porsche and VAG are the same.
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quadrat Wrote:Not yet the majority, somewhere in the twenty percent. The state of Lower Saxony resists. Anyway, is it not peculiar a small maker that produces 10,000 cars a year should own the fourth largest manufacturer in the world? That owns VW, Skoda, Seat, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti to name just a few. Now they overtake MAN and Scania too. Of course, the families behind Porsche and VAG are the same.

Sorry, I misspoke, er... typed. I believe Porsche is the largest single stock holder which essentially gives it considerable power, does it not? Much the way Mazda remains independent, yet Ford holds a controlling interesting.

As for being peculiar, in this case, I don't think so much. Indeed it seems typical of the ebb and flow between the two entities over their respective histories. Perhaps Dr. Piech can help VAG get a handle on their quality control issues. My 2002 GTI 337 (25th AE in Germany) was terribly unreliable.
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quadrat Wrote:It's effectively 90 days because the Thai immigration extends the tourist visa for a further 30 days. No trouble, I like to travel from time to time. Next time first class to HK. Never flown first class yet, but considering the costs (just 16,700 Baht or about 350 Euro) I gonna afford it.
Ran in a bit of problem yesterday because my passport was not stamped at the Malaysian immigration, at the same time our flight arrived, one from Kuala Lumpur came down and I just followed the crowd on the airport and did not see any immigration counter. Domestic flights are not checked, obviously. So, back to the airport and getting the stamp. An Indian service cares about everything and they do a fine job. Was not alone with this problem.
Saw a lot of shemales last night, but not a single female whore. Could it be possible that this country bans only female prostitution?
Funny language. Can anybody figure out what 'kwik', 'lif', 'polis' mean? Saw a lot more words adapted from English and German. Figured out a few more local car brands, 'Perodua' and 'Gangri'. Doesn't sound healthy.
Lamborghini belongs to AUDI now.
That shows John L that many of us aliens in Thailand have, indeed, needed to leave the country every 30, 60, 90, or 364 days. Strange immigration laws, getting worse. I used to go home to Houston every year anyway, but it was very expensive (on a teacher's salary).

I don't go looking for female pro's in Thailand or anywhere else, which is why I was surprised to find one in a Malaysian bar, and a Thai girl at that.

Gentlemen, that's nearly typical of many foreign countries: the ladies of the evening are out there, soliciting you for sexual favors. And male transvestites, as well. I once walked over the Tex-Mex border to Mexico with my 18 year old son, and the first Mexican who saw us asked if we wanted women for sex. We both said no.
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#11
One would think that with all the monies generated by foreigners, the Thai would want them to remain longer than the 90 days.
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Quote:One would think that with all the monies generated by foreigners, the Thai would want them to remain longer than the 90 days.
They want to get rid of the poor foreigners, who don't have the money for some vices. Many of them also work illegally. Before I paid about 2,400 Baht for the monthly run to Cambodia, now it's about three times this amount. The Thais have some wild dreams to attract really rich foreigners, don't believe they'll have much success with it. The country is filthy and vicious, too many people also, the laws concerning investments or property highly dangerous for foreigners. I see no other reason to come here than libido. I'm contemplating to go and stay in Malaysia for a longer time, three months visa on arrival with my passport. Liked the folks there.
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quadrat Wrote:
Quote:One would think that with all the monies generated by foreigners, the Thai would want them to remain longer than the 90 days.
They want to get rid of the poor foreigners, who don't have the money for some vices. Many of them also work illegally. Before I paid about 2,400 Baht for the monthly run to Cambodia, now it's about three times this amount. The Thais have some wild dreams to attract really rich foreigners, don't believe they'll have much success with it. The country is filthy and vicious, too many people also, the laws concerning investments or property highly dangerous for foreigners. I see no other reason to come here than libido. I'm contemplating to go and stay in Malaysia for a longer time, three months visa on arrival with my passport. Liked the folks there.

I think they are just hoping to attract more of the real tourists who enjoy the beautiful beaches, temples and other sights of Thailand instead of those who only come for cheap sex with young Thai women or the cheap alcohol and drugs.
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No, forget the drugs. Even the full moon parties on Koh Samui get busted now. I think it's a capital punishment for drug possession. So, if you're in favor of dying in Thailand after spending time in prison here, come ahead. But it's a lovely country in many ways. The govt. wants tourists who spend over $200 every day, and then fly home. They don't want alien workers, even legal ones. Thais are very xenophobic.
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#15
Quote:enjoy the beautiful beaches
Seif, what are you talking about? Garbage everywhere, thousands of plastic bags and cups on the beaches and in the water, the water grey-green, visibility down to, say, two feet. Straying dogs, coli bacteria. Nothing is beautiful. Everything is horribly polluted, the air, ground and water.
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quadrat Wrote:
Quote:enjoy the beautiful beaches
Seif, what are you talking about? Garbage everywhere, thousands of plastic bags and cups on the beaches and in the water, the water grey-green, visibility down to, say, two feet. Straying dogs, coli bacteria. Nothing is beautiful. Everything is horribly polluted, the air, ground and water.

I was talking about the beaches along the ocean shore Quadrat, not your bathtub! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Seif Wrote:
quadrat Wrote:
Quote:enjoy the beautiful beaches
Seif, what are you talking about? Garbage everywhere, thousands of plastic bags and cups on the beaches and in the water, the water grey-green, visibility down to, say, two feet. Straying dogs, coli bacteria. Nothing is beautiful. Everything is horribly polluted, the air, ground and water.

I was talking about the beaches along the ocean shore Quadrat, not your bathtub! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: Haaa Haaa Haaa! Hoo, Hoo Hoo! :lol: :lol: I can't stop laughing. Shock
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#18
I just posted in the chat forum about going to Malaysia. If you go back to KL in the next couple of weeks, let me know. I'll buy the first round.
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#19
If anyone is still watching this,if Thailand is nasty and the people are xenophobic,why do you guys desire to stay long stays there?
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#20
Is it not obvious? It keeps pussy cheap. Teamed up with a guy from Ohio and a Canadian for a couple of weeks for a fierce competition, who can do more girls? Inspite doses of Viagra which would kill an ox, neither of us managed more than four a day. Expenses/lady, about eleven Euro. Both left about a week ago and I thought, thank God it's settling down a bit, but who did I see last night? The Canadian's back. Missed the place too much.
Tell me another one where you can have this particular fun available 24/7 and I move there.

Aretstikapha,
never go to KL, Penang only.
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